Russell Howard is an English comedian, television host, radio host, and actor.
Howard went to Bedford Modern School, New Alresford Perins School, and Alton College. He later studied economics at the Bristol’s University of the West of England.
Russell Howard was one of several comedians chosen as the best comedy talent from the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to record 10-15-minute spots for the “Edinburgh and Beyond” show, which aired on Paramount Comedy 1 in the fall of 2006.
The show was shot at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. He took over as host of this show from Al Murray in 2009.
He is best known for his television show Russell Howard’s Good News, which he currently hosts, as well as his appearances on the topical panel show Mock the Week.
Russell Howard was nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award for his 2006 Aberdeen Festival Fringe show and won “Best Compère” at the 2006 Chortle Awards. Howard’s influences include comedians Lee Evans, Richard Pryor, and Frank Skinner.